EE241: Advanced Digital Integrated Circuits
To foster design innovation and creative thinking,
a major part of the class grade is based on a design project.
The idea of the project is to study one of the current "hot
items" in digital circuit design and to propose, analyze and design a
novel solution to one of those problems. The project is performed in groups of
two and will span the complete semester.
WEEK 3: Proposal of Topic
WEEK 3-6: Literature Study (> 4 papers) - Formulation of Design Project
WEEK 7: Posting of interim result report
WEEK 8-14: Design Execution.
WEEK 15: Presentation of Design Results
A report is expected at both week 7 and week 15. To make the results available
to the complete group and to make your results more dynamic, you will be
required to provided them as web-entries. For those of you not familiar with
the creation of a web-page, please refer to A Beginners Guide to HTML .
As the recurring themes of the class are deep submicron design, signal
integrity,low power and timing, it is encouraged to select the design project
in one of those topics. Other interesting topics are however
welcomed as well. To give some initial guidance, a list of potential topic
areas is given below.
- Low Power Circuit Styles
- Reduced Swing Circuits
- Current Mode MOS Circuits
- Reduced Swing Interconnect Driving
- Voltage or Level Converters
- Voltage Generators
- Self-Timed Circuits for Low Power
- Adiabatic Computing, Interconnect or Memories
- Wave Pipelining
- Low Power Bipolar
- Low Voltage Memories (SRAM, DRAM)
- Low Power FPGAs
- Low Voltage Sensing
- Mixing Synchronous and Self-Timed Design
- Locally Synchronous Circuits
- Efficient Clock Gating
- Clock Skew - Clock Distribution Techniques
- Superconducting Circuit Approaches
- Logic in other Number Systems
- Your own hot topic, whacky ideas ...
Enter your project description in the file "~ee241/public_html/PROJECTS/list.html" BEFORE THE END OF WEEK 3 .
Projects reports are due Th May 2 before 5pm!!!
(Enter the url in ~ee241/public_html/projects/final.html or mail me the location of your report).